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Management of the Patient in Shock
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Your patients’ lives depend on your ability to assess and act; there isn’t room for error. Treatment protocols in Managing Shock change frequently and this session will provide you the latest evidence-based management strategies for:

  • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Neurogenic Shock
  • Obstructive Shock

Objectives

  1. Recognize the cellular alterations that occur during shock
  2. Discriminate how cardiac output differs among the five shock states

Outline

  • Cellular Altercations in Shock
    • Diagnosis
    • Pathophysiologic Shock Mechanisms
  • Types of Shock
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Distributive Shock
    • Septic Shock
    • Hypovolemic Shock
    • Obstructive Shock
  • Approaches to Treating All Shock Patients
    • Fluid Resuscitation
    • Vasoactive Agents
    • ECMO
  • Specific Treatments Based on Shock Etiology
  • Ongoing Patient Support and Shock Resuscitation

 

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several critical care and infection control institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac and septic patient.

Paul’s’ cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


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